Backstreet Boys cancel Oklahoma concert after 14 fans were injured in line

Lawrence Kim
August 19, 2018

One of the Backstreet Boys, Kevin Richardson, tweeted that emergency crews were on the scene after a tent collapse and the injuries were among those seeking shelter.

Fourteen people were injured Saturday after a storm knocked over the entrance to a Backstreet Boys concert at Winstar Casino in Oklahoma, the casino said in a statement.

Linda Tesfatsion was waiting for the concert to start at the venue in Thackerville when the storm went through, she said. The incident led to at least 14 people being injured, the casino said. Two people, so far, have been released.

The venue revealed in a later statement that the concert would be postponed.

"However, about 150 patrons who were standing in line for the Backstreet Boys concert did not heed staff's warnings", it continued.

'We know that fans often suffer through inclement weather for their favorite acts, but this was an unusual event and our thoughts are with those who were injured during this storm.

'Giant metal entrance structure, portable toilets, blew over.

Howie D., left, Kevin Richardson, Nick Carter, AJ McLean and Brian Littrell of the Backstreet Boys perform on ABC's "Good Morning America" in Central Park, Friday, in NY. The most important thing is for everyone to get home safely and we will see you all very soon!'

Additionally, a temporary structure was knocked down, injuring a number of fans prior to the show.

He tweeted: 'Update... unfortunately, due to damage sustained in the storm earlier this evening, we are unable to perform the show tonight. "But safety is first", Carter tweeted, along with a photo of storm clouds over the venue.

He has told them to hang on to their tickets because the band will be back.

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